Fast and easy business cards
Create your own business cards
Create your own business cards
You want to leave a great first impression, but you don't have the funds for a professional business card. No problem! Making your own business cards is fast and easy, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.
But first, you should know what you need to consider when designing your own business card, so you put your best foot forward, every time.
Everybody knows what a business card is. Or do we? At its heart, a business card is a small piece of paper with your contact information, name and company logo printed on it. It's a quick and easy way to introduce yourself to someone else. But what really is the purpose?
Your business card will present you in an organized manner that should focus on three things: who you are as a person, what you do for a living, and how to contact you.
Some people use their business cards as the only way of communicating with potential clients or customers. Others may hand it out at networking events in order to make connections that could lead them closer to closing deals on future projects.
How you use your card reflects on who you are, so it's always a good idea to think about what you would like people to think and experience when you give them your card.
While there is no official or standard list of information that should be present on a business card, most cards should have the following:
Many creative professionals choose to leave out some information, or even play around with the card itself. You can too, such as using different materials than paper, turning it into a folded card, changing the shape, and the like.
Feel free to experiment, but always keep in mind what your intended recipients will need to know.
Creating a business card can be as simple as putting in your information, and often that's enough to get your business name out there. But if you want to stand out a bit more and add some personality to the cards themselves, it's worth taking a little time.
It's impossible to think of absolutely everybody who might receive your card. But taking the time to determine the most common types of people you will be handing your card to will make sure your cards are effective.
Do you usually give your cards to:
These different people will have different uses for a business card, and might need different information or style from what's common.
After selecting the kind of people who you would most likely hand out your card to, think about what information they would appreciate seeing on your card.
Will they appreciate seeing your titles and certifications that you are an expert in your field? Or will they feel intimidated with such a design and prefer a more approachable way of contacting you?
Are they tech-savvy individuals, or would they have no idea how to contact you if you only provided an email address?
Do you hand them out at international conventions? If so, you should include your country in your address or country codes in your contact numbers.
Now the magic can happen! While you can design the card however you wish, make sure that it's readable and clear where it should be. Most business cards are 3.5” x 2” and you can do the same, or play around with the size and design as well.
Not sure how to make your card? Try checking your word processor for available templates. Our business card maker can also help you out, available 24/7 right on this page. Look for one that you can download your card after, in an image or PDF format, so you can print it yourself afterward.
Once you have your document, images, or PDF file with your business cards, it's time to print them. While there are no right or wrong paper to print your cards on, consider the following best practices:
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